The next Subaru WRX and STI could revert to a two-door body style, according to reports out of Japan, with the performance icon reportedly being co-developed with Toyota.
The unconfirmed reports have surfaced on Japanese site Best Car, and suggest the new STI will feature a tweaked version of the brand’s turbocharged FA20 engine, and that it will drive all four wheels.
It's as yet unclear as to which company will be responsible for providing the platform - Subaru with its SGP or Toyota with its TNGA.
As reported in CarsGuide this week, an all-new version of the WRX isn't expected to arrive globally before 2021.
But Subaru Australia's Managing Director, Colin Christie, has promised the new model will live up to the expectations of WRX and WRX STI fans.
“From what we’ve seen, what Subaru will put together is going to be a fantastic product,” said Mr Christie.
Earlier rumours have suggested the new WRX will make use of a 1.8-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine, the same as that appeared in the Levorg Prototype revealed at Tokyo.